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Building the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development Main Findings from the Need Assessment Silvia Sperandini Consultant, Knowledge Management and Learning Technical Advisory Division, PT 12-13 January 2009
Main Findings from the Need Assessment To present the Need Assessment and its objectives; To highlight participants' views and key findings; To link the main results with the Workshop objectives. Objectives of the presentation:
Main Findings from the Need Assessment It intended to be a starting point to build an effective and powerful Community of Practice in line with participants' expectations Why a Need Assessment: Set a first target group of committed people and organizations ; Know participants’ views and expectations on CoPs; Open the dialogue on common priority needs, strategies and areas of actions. It aimed to:
Main Findings from the Need Assessment Response rate: Methodology: Process broad and participatory; The electronic survey was sent to 166 resource people. Universities and research institutes; Farmers organizations; International organizations; Regional networks and other consortia; Development practitioners, decision makers etc. Target Group: 85 resource people (52%) from 45 different organizations; 79% of them express their interest in joining the CoP. The attention on livestock development issues; The interest in establishing new strategic working relationships. This reflects:
Main Findings from the Need Assessment Livestock merits a better position in the international agenda Multi-stakeholders partnerships can raise this awareness embracing the importance of livestock development ; An effective sustainable livestock development passes through: Better designed/better targeted programmes, and better implementation support; Concrete focus on poor farmers and on their socio-economic empowerment; Innovative activities; Better partnerships and knowledge sharing (of what works and doesn’t work); Demand-driven and participatory interventions; Institutional support and pro-poor policies. Key highlights:
Main Findings from the Need Assessment Empowering poor livestock keepers to secure their assets; Improving productivity and competitiveness of livestock products with a sustainable use of the available natural resources; Improving market access and market opportunities; Assuring poor livestock keepers' inclusion and participation in the development process; Investing in capacity building; Supporting pro-poor adaptive research. Main priorities:
Main Findings from the Need Assessment Identifying and piloting innovative interventions; Improving mechanisms for achieving better results; and Supporting learning for achieving better results; Securing financial resources in support of a pro-poor livestock development; Improving the effectiveness of existing practices. “Developing new ways of working together” Respondents' expectations:
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